Thats the opinion of Jeff Pulver, the founder of www.network2.tv, a website that allows net nerds to build their own channel of internet shows.
He believes people still need to learn exactly HOW to watch TV on the internet so hes holding a contest asking folks to create clips, videoblogs and internet TV shows to provide a guide.
Pulver the co-founder of Vonage digital phone service is offering $25,000 to the winning submission and encourages aspiring filmmakers to be as zany, humorous and offbeat as possible.
But he says the contest does have a serious side in pointing out that the internet has changed TV, and watching a show on a iPod, ITV or a 17-inch computer screen is different than sitting at an easy chair with a beer in the hand.
Pulver also has another mission: Providing creative internet broadcaster a way to earn money from their work, unlike the founders of YouTube, who sold their website for millions and didnt give a cent to the videographers.
Deadline for submissions is March 9 and the contest winners will be announced March 20.
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